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Help with honeymoon travel; airports around Rome...

by vimarie44

I would like to travel to Rome on my honeymoon on our way to athens greece, can anyone give some advice on what the best airports around can get me to Athens from the Rome area without going to London first? Its all I have been seeing while doing my trip planning if anyone has any knowledge or advice it would e greatly appreciated.

Re: Help with honeymoon travel; airports around Rome...

by dvoretzky

You can fly from Rome Fiumicino to Athens with Aegean Airlines ( for 75 Euro one way.

Re: Help with honeymoon travel; airports around Rome...

by Redang

Try; it flies Rome-Fiumicion to Athens

Re: Help with honeymoon travel; airports around Rome...

by Redang

I meant

Re: Help with honeymoon travel; airports around Rome...

by kammie

Hi...a great resource for finding airlines that fly a specific route is I just checked the site and it looks like Malev Airlines ( also flies that route. Happy honeymooning!

Re: Help with honeymoon travel; airports around Rome...

by zuriga

I wonder if you mean flying directly from California to Rome. If so, Alitalia is beginning non-stop service from LAX to Rome on June 1. I think it's the only direct flight from California.. surprisingly!

Travel Tips for Rome

The Colosseum again... :)

by CandS

The Colosseum again... :) How could you visit Rome and not see it!?!?!

Surely it is the most famous thing in all of Rome... ;) And this is probably one of the most seen angles of the Colosseum... ;)

Rome is a wonderful place for...

by lichinga

Rome is a wonderful place for tourists, but .... what about its people, I mean: the "inhabitants"? Until the Sixties, the population of Rome was limited to a relatively small number of people (that is especially true, if you consider it had 2 millions inbitants during the decades of its maximum power, 2,000 years ago), then a strong immigration fron South of Italy originated a sharp increase in the number of romani. Living conditions were horrible, due to the lack of any possible planning (and those were years in which the governments were more prone to help the cause of "palazzinari" - the not-completely-legal builders), and it was only in the Eighties that the local government took concrete measures to end those bidonville-like areas. The fact is urban planning in a city which began 2,800 years ago is not easy, at all! Did you ever thing people began building "cities" without knowing they were going to become a "city"? Then, you go to Americas and look at cties as they are built by people who already knew the "results"... too easy!
I'd like to introduce you, briefly, to Rome's quartieri, where the actual romani live, and their main features:
San Lorenzo - it is a popular area, working class, lots of public meeting points, high buildings, relatively narrow streets. Between via Tiburtina and via dello Scalo di San Lorenzo,
not far from the main railway station (Termini)
Centocelle - still a popular area, far from the centre (though now it is not that far). It is one of the hearts of Rome character. Not any concession to aestethics, but the buildings are low, with relatively wide streets, lots of small shops. Look for via della Primavera, via Filippo Parlatore... tramway number 14 will bring you there.
Testaccio - That was a low class popular area, but now a flat there it is hardly fought for! Typically square plots, a central market place... now it's been transformed so as to fit the needs of middle class who settled themselves there. In the area included between via Marmorata and the Tevere river. The famous monte dei Cocci is there, it's been erected using the rests of buildings destroyed by WW2 shellings in 1943. A landmark in that area is the "Villaggio Globale", a place which is a typical meeting point for alternative young people.
Balduina - Do you want to see the results of "palazzinari" work? Well, the Balduina is a upper grade product of irregular buildings, illogical urbanization and poor care of the environment: the funny thing is that it was intended to be a upper class residence site. And it still is, but ..... what a weak result! Look for via De Carolis, via Quinto Fabio Pittore, betwen the Vatican city and Monte Mario.
Parioli - This is where the fancy people live. Would you like to test the existence of class differences? Do you want to be sure to understand to which social class you belong? Well, walk around Villa Ada, via dei Parioli.... then you tell me. But, once you're in that area, walk a bit farther and don't loose the Quartiere Coppedé: it's just four blocks around piazza Mincio, very close to the commonly known piazza Buenos Aires. The blocks have been built in a unique architectural style by mr. Coppedé, an architect whose inspiration, I guess, came from Barcelona's Gaudi. the result is very nice.

Travel underground

by sandravdp

The subway is the fastest way to get to every grand piece of architecture in Rome. Ofcourse most things are at walking distance, but when you travel from the Coloseom to the Vatican you don't like walking that far, trust me.

Wonderful Wedding Reception

by sunnybunnych about Checco Dello Scapicollo

We had our wedding reception here. They seated us in the Sala Sor'Anna. The food was wonderful. We had a five course meal and then for our wedding cake we had a chocolate torte. I can not chose one item that was my favorite. The roasted veal, little penne w/ artichoke, and mushrooms trifolati all we beyond belief. Our wedding cake was a pale yellow torte w/ a chocolate mousse filing.

Roaming Around Rome!

by cmarsek

It is VERY easy to walk the sites of Rome. I highly recommend you find a map of Rome and maybe consider this route...

Visit the Vatican in the morning and possibly take in a mass or a viewing of the man himself, the Pope. Walk to Castel San Angelo and cross the bridge of Angels. Make your way to the Piazza Navonna and view the Bernini sculptures. Move on to the Pantheon and it's amazing architecture as well as the tomb of Raphael Santi. Then journey on to the Trevi Fountain where you will need to throw in a coin to ensure you will return to Rome. I then walked north the the Spanish Steps and boarded a Metro (subway) at the station located there. I took the train to the Termini and got out. I walked the streets towards the Coloseum. I stopped along the way at a neatly hidden gem, San Pietro en Vincoli, where Michelangelo's "Moses" is on display for visitors to gaze at in amazement. I then wandered down to the Coloseum and explored the ruins of the Imperial Forum. On my way to the Circus Maximus I stopped at S. Maria in Cosmedin to test my fortune with the "Mouth of Truth". I walked past the remains of the Circus Maximus and began a trek up Aventine Hill to take in a great view of Rome. The highlight of this view is a view of St. Peter's Basilica through "The Keyhole" of the Knights of Malta. There are no signs for this, but it is a treasure all its own. After my trek back down the hill I found my way to another Metro station and took a train to the Termini, close to where I was staying.

Rome is basically an outdoor public museum. One of the best things about this walking itinerary is that it is generally free. You need only pay for the metro passes and possibly the entrance fee to the Coloseum or Palatine Hill (Imperial Forum) if you choose.

Believe it or not, an agenda such as this is VERY easily accomplished in one day, provided you have a good pair of walking shoes and you are in relatively decent health. Just be sure to carry a good street map of Rome...and of course, a camera!


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